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The 2022 Lawrence Community Bike Ride is GO!

Lawrence Central Rotary is elated to once again be sponsoring this Community Bike Ride.

Here’s what we’ve got on tap for this year’s event on July 16th from 8:30-11:00am at the Lawrence Rotary Arboretum.

  • Five rides to choose from (or skip the group and ride anytime)
  • FREE Helmets with complementary fittings
  • Bright Colored Ride Shirts (while supplies last)

Thanks to all our sponsors these annual events just get better and better. 

Lawrence Community Bike Ride Set For July 20th!

The 2019 Community Bike Ride is set for July 20th.  We'll again be at Lawrence's Rotary Arboretum at 27th and Waukarusa.

This year we have 4 rides planned for folks of all ages and experience.

  • 4 Miles – 9:30 am – Sanders Mound
  • 6/8 Miles – 9:00 am-  K-10 Trail
  • 12 Miles – 8:30 am – I-70 Turnaround
  • 22 Miles – 8:00 am –  Lawrence Loop

We are excited to again to be sponsoring free helmets, safety vest, and other exciting goodies (while supplies last).

After a trial run last year, we will again be partnering with Lawrence's bike-share company VeoRide who will offer FREE bikes for use during the event. 

All of this is made possible by volunteers from Lawrence Central Rotary and some fine local sponsors who love supporting getting outdoors and being active. 

We will have releases on-site for attendees to sign when checking in, but you can also download one here to fill out and bring if you like.

See you on July 20th!

You are also welcome to join the ride after-party at S&S Artisan Pub and Coffee House at 2228 Iowa Street between 12 and 2pm.

Updated Ride Maps!

We’ve had some requests for maps so we’ve put this together for you. If you’d like to download a pdf of one use this link.

Great Local Educational Opportunity: Bicycle Friendly Driver Course 3/27 & 3/30

The Bicycle Friendly Driver program is an hour interactive class, aimed at educating all drivers on the best and safest ways to share the road with people on bicycles. Developed by FC Bikes in collaboration with Bike Fort Collins. This course answers questions like:

  • How do most crashes involving motor vehicles and bicyclists occur? 
  • What is the safest way to make a right-hand turn when bike lanes and/or bicyclists are present? 
  • Why do bicyclists ride in the middle of the road? 
  • Attendance is open to everyone, no need to RSVP.  

Please make plans to attend one of the two sessions offered by KU Sustainability. 

The class will be presented twice.

MARCH 27th 2018 11:30-12:30 in Ritchie Hall Room 268, located in the new Earth, Energy & Environment Center, 1414 Naismith Drive. 

MARCH 30th 2018 1:30-2:30 â€‹presented in Chalmers Hall room 421, 1467 Jayhawk Blvd. 

Topics being covered include:

  • What’s legal and what’s not legal, for both motorists and bicyclists 
  • Why bicyclists “take the lane” and what motorists should do in response 
  • Why sharing the road is the safest alternative for both motorists 

Questions? Contact Kirsten Yunuba Stephens at 785-764-1857 or email [email protected]

Lawrence Parks and Rec To Offer “Pre-Driver’s Ed” on Bike Safety

Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is offering an opportunity for kids 12 years-old to 16 years-old to get out and discover the benefits of using bicycles as a form of transportation while also being introduced to the rules of the road.
Pre-drivers Ed will take place 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 12-16, at Hobbs Park, 702 East 11th St. Class instructors will teach participants the skills needed to safely and effectively use their bike as a form of transportation. Each day kids will learn and practice new skills before going on a group ride to a popular destination. On the final day, all participants will enjoy a movie at Southwind Theaters. Participants will ride on the sidewalks as well as roads and must provide their own bike and helmet. Each child is also encouraged to bring spending money for snacks at various destinations. Cost is $90 per child.
An additional Pre-drivers Ed program will be offered 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 26-30, at Hobbs Park.
Register online at or at any Parks and Recreation facilities including: the Community Building, 115 West 11th St.; East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 East 15th St.; Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 West 27th St.; Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive; Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St., Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 100 Rock Chalk Lane or the Administrative Offices in historic South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St.
For more information, please contact Stephen Mason, recreation center programmer, at (785) 832-7940.

“Streets Designed for Everyone” community discussion schedule announced

The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department invites you to participate in a community discussion about how streets can be designed for everyone, no matter who they are or how they travel – walking, biking, taking transit or driving.

Two sessions are available on Thursday, October 24, 2013.

Session 1: 2-3:30 p.m. at the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine St., Lawrence
Session 2: 7-8:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Senior Center, 745 Vermont St., Lawrence

Questions? Contact Charlie Bryan at 785-856-7357 or [email protected].

Please share this event with othersinterested in building a healthy, active environment for Douglas County residents, especially retirees and older residents. Invite your friends, share the events and RSVP at

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